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>> you have to imagine yesterday up 4.5" of rains fell in some locations of the north bay. that's what eich focusing in on now with our live hi-def doppler radar. when you see the shades of green, that's a light steady downpour but now we see areas of yellow which is moderate rain and then where you see the orange, that's downright heavy rainfall that we see encompassing highway 121 anywhere from sonoma to the golden gate bridge anywhere from inverness into napa. we have heavy rainfall at this time as we zoom on out another batch of moderate to heavy rain is just lurking offshore moving back onshore. petaluma with heavy rainfall on top of 2.5" of rain yesterday. half moon bay and pacifica have heavy rain. we are now seeing the rain intensify around emeryville, piedmont, into berkeley. and just east of that as you head out towards the 580/680 corridor we are starting to see the right rain move to mount
diablo and danville. no rain in sillicon valley yet but you will have heavy rain today. a huge batch of yellow and orange over the open water will affect your morning commute that's also the potential of isolated thunderstorms and gusty winds. flash flood warning in effect for the red areas highlighted in the north bay. flooding is happening now. flash flood watch for the bay area through the weekend which means wherever you go, please use caution. water on the pavement. 50s, winds are picking up 28- mile-an-hour winds in the oakland area coupled with heavy downpours it's a mess on the approach to the bay bridge. we have 23-mile-per-hour winds at this particular time at sfo. look upstream though. the winds are now increasing at napa at 13. wind advisory in effect through saturday for all that blue highlighted area. it's because we're anticipating wind gusts up to 50 miles per
hour along the coast and in the higher elevations which means, trees will go down. power lines will go down, as well. today with brief periods of heavy rain the chance of a thunderstorm, gusty winds, highways 50s and 60s. it doesn't stop here. the weekend will be soggy as well. we have that forecast coming up. all right, roberta. it's been a steady downpour through the night in sonoma county. drivers had to take it easy to avoid hydroplaning and puddles. rivers are overflowing. kpix 5's jackie ward live near the russian river. where you're standing could be under water by the end of the weekend, right? >> reporter: oh, without a doubt. i mean, that's why there's a flash flood warning. not a flash flood watch as i said earlier. i apologize for that. there is a flood warning here even now where i'm standing, it didn't exist a few months ago. at one point at the beginning of the month, floodwaters were
the -- river waters were only 6 feet high. yesterday, they were anywhere between 15 to 22 feet high. so flooding this weekend is inevitable. but people here though, they are on guard. they are a little more prepared though than in years past. back in 1997-'98 near, that's when the russian river flooded to levels of 45 feet. people now have their homes on stilts. back in 1986, that is when water levels reached 49.5 feet. so today through the night the nws expects the river will start flowing at its lowest level at 32 feet. steady rains pounded the north bay all day yesterday causing this mud slide in forestville. it was one of several in the area. mud, rocks and other debris blocked summer home park road for hours. people have plenty of time to stock up for flooding. >> people in the low-lying
areas should prepare. they could get blocked into their homes without food, water and electricity. >> >> reporter: so to break down the timing of this in a little more detail, the russian river where we are this morning is expect to crest 34 feet around 9 a.m. tomorrow. and if we take a look at the napa river, that should crest just over 17 feet by 2 p.m. this afternoon. so we are certainly at the lowest line levels here in guerneville. just give it a little more time and we'll have a completely different story. in guerneville, jackie ward, kpix 5. several sonoma counties schools are playing it safe. school closures today include harmony elementary school, salmon creek charter school, guerneville school and monte rio union elementary school. some roads in san francisco have gotten soaked in the past 24 hours. check the water on alemany boulevard on 280. that stretch of the road was closed. part of the problem drains couldn't keep up with the downpours. in san francisco, crews were quick to put a barrier at one of the most flood-prone parts
of the city. 17th and folsom streets. the city is hoping these flood stops do a better job than sandbags. >> er at water causing problems on the roads. we have a traffic alert with gianna. >> we are going to start off with a traffic alert along highway 1 pescadero so not a lot of options to get around. earlier this morning a vehicle hit a tree. now that tree and debris are stuck in the road. tow crews are on scene and they are cleaning it up. highway 1 at bean hollow shut down in both directions. we'll keep our eye on that. flooding in the north bay, specifically highway 12 at 121. all lanes are still block. that's been out there for quite some time. so we'll let you know as soon as those lanes re-open. and foggy conditions limited visibility along the santa cruz mountains this morning. so keep that in mind if you are taking highway 17. the rest of the south bay 101, 280, 87, still in the green. it is friday. maybe a lot of folks are staying home because of all this wet with you but we are seeing okay conditions out of the south bay this morning. of course, it is raining at the
bay bridge right now. you can see the raindrops on the lens there backed up into the maze at this point. metering lights were turned on just about 530 this morning. westbound carquinez bridge to the maze, 21 minutes for your drive time. brake lights southbound 880 hayward towards the san mateo bridge. once you get on the bridge no troubles. a few more cars on the road but as far as the traffic conditions go, you're still moving at okay speeds between 880 and 101. 14 minutes right now. golden gate bridge we have no accidents or incidents this morning. traffic light so far out of marin at least from 580 down into san francisco. north of there you might see some sluggish conditions through novato on the southbound side of one one. frank. >> thank you, gianna. new this morning police in belmont are investigating a sexual assault near an elementary school. police say a victim showed up at the san mateo medical center just after 2 a.m. on thursday. she told police she was walking
near nesbitt elementary school when the men assaulted. she said they are in their 30s with slick black hair and left in a hatchback. four san francisco police officers have been cleared of misconduct in the killing of a man who was holding a taser. officers shot alex nieto two years ago. hundreds gathered to protest the verdict last night. officers shot him two years ago. police say they found him in apark acting irrationally. he pointed a gun at this. officers hit him 10 times with 59 shots. >> the criminal justice system doesn't play fair if a jury is white and there is a victim that's either brown or black. >> nieto's parents filed a wrongful death suit in federal court. the jury found the officers actions were reasonable and they did not use excessive force. the man accused of a hate crime in san leandro is
scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon. 21-year-old cody sisson was arrested on wednesday. he is accused of spray-painting racial slurs and hate symbols on the doors of the san leandro unified school district offices. police say they later found sisson riding a bicycle spray- painted with the same colors. officers say he confessed to the crime because he believed whites are the superior race. today marks five years since a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of japan triggering a tsunami that led to the fukushima nuclear disaster. a moment of silence was head today along japan's northeast coast to remember the more than 18,000 people who died. some of the most heavily damaged communities are not rebuilt. more than 180,000 people remain out of their homes. time is 6:08 on this friday. the gop debate taking on a different tone and not even the candidates themselves can believe it. >> and why parking violations in san francisco will get a little less painful for a whole lot of drivers. ,,
so now i'm not being perky, telling you that drivers that switch to progressive save an average of $548! whoo! i mean, whoo. the storm has pr s about da turning 6:12 on this wet and windy friday. it's our live hi-def doppler radar. looking out toward ocean beach the rain is pounding the seashore. we have warnings and advisories you have to know about in less than 4 minutes. the storm prompted warnings with dangerous cliffs in san francisco. rangers for the golden gate national recreation area are warning folks to stay away from the steep unstable areas at fort funston. hikers and dogs shouldn't get closer than 30 feet from the edge. to campaign 2016, republican rivals were usually tame during last night's debate. don champion on the highlights as presidential contenders
played nice. >> so of i cannot believe how civic it's been up here. >> reporter: for once the latest gop presidential debate is being remembered for substance. the most tweeted moment of the night came when marco rubio talked about climate change. >> there's never been a time when the climate has not changed. [ applause ] >> i think the fundamental question for a policymaker is, is the climate changing because of something we are doing and if so is there a law you can pass to fix it. >> reporter: the most popular topic online was national security. during the debate, trump defended his recent controversial comments that muslims hate the u.s. >> there's tremendous hatred. >> reporter: afterwards, cbs news' major garrett pressed him. >> as commander-in-chief how do you deal with that, how do you in your words solve the problem, figure out what's going on? >> i will figure it out because i find a way to figure everything out. >> reporter: voters in the winner takes all states of florida and ohio will head to the polls on tuesday. don champion cbs. coming up on tuesday voters vote in illinois, missouri and
north carolina. hundreds will say good-bye to nancy reagan today. the former first lady's funeral will be private expected to draw close family, friends, politicians and celebrities. more than 5,000 people were there over the past couple of days to pay their respects. mrs. reagan will be buried by her husband's side on the grounds of the library. the cost to retrieve a car towed in san francisco is actually getting lower. it will drop by more than $100 to 380 for people who pick up their car within the first four hours. and anyone who qualifies as a low income resident will pay less than $300 with two days to do so. the board of supervisors demanded the reductions before signing off on a new towing contract yesterday. okay. 6:14. a full check of traffic and weather. so much for "friday light," i guess, huh? >> you know, it's funny. i was just looking at all my traffic cameras and so far we have an accident at the san mateo bridge. but the bay bridge backup is gotten better. doesn't make sense but maybe folks are paying attention, watching the news this morning. it's wet out there. so maybe they are giving
themselves a few extra minutes or staying home. if you plan to you probably don't want to take the san mateo right now. we have reports of an accident just before the toll plaza. couple of cars tangled up there may be blocking at least one lane there. so that will slow you down a bit. but look at this. on the bridge it is easy breezy across the span. no problems towards the peninsula into foster city. elsewhere taking a look at your drive times southbound 880 it's the usual stuff from looks like right around 238 south down into union city. that's where you will see delays and it eases up through fremont no delays south 880 as you work your way right around mowry and those spots through there. jumping over to the bay bridge, again, it's backed up but not quite to the maze. 23 minutes off that eastshore freeway ride from the carquinez bridge to the maze. westbound 580 looks good until you get to the bridge there. across the span it is windy but moving okay past the tunnel into san francisco. the metering lights are on since 5:30. we are dealing with slick surfaces out there this morning so be careful and take it slow.
but it's not too bad, 48 miles per hour in most spots along westbound 80 around richmond into berkeley. highway 1, we are still waiting for them to clear lanes still shut down both directions in pescadero right at bean hollow. this is because of an accident that happened about a couple of hours ago where a vehicle hit a tree. still working on getting that debris out of the road. flooding in effect, highway 12 at 121 all lanes blocked there. and highway 37 as you work your way out of vallejo this morning westbound you're going to see some slower speeds. gets better at sears point towards marin. 101 not bad southbound 5 five down to the golden gate bridge. 14 minutes, slick surfaces there. you can see that in our live shots here of the golden gate bridge. we have had a lot of rain falling across the bridge this morning. so if you want to skip the roads, stay dry, use mass transit. systemwide bart is on time. no delays for ace. ace trains 1 and 5 no problems. caltrain muni metro off to a good start this morning. and westbound 580, 15 minutes,
that's it, from the altamont pass to 680. let's do this. it's busy outside. we have anywhere from moderate to heavy rain. we have our "eye on the storm." good morning, everyone. it's live hi-def doppler radar. when you see the green that's light rainfall. the yellow, that reflects the more moderate rainfall. and shades of orange is heavy rain. right now you can see a line of showers anywhere from the north bay all the way across the city of san francisco. you can see heavy rainfall in inverness to yountville. that's some miles there. also in napa to american canyon and vallejo. this is live data. you probably see these cells moving as we're tracking t then meanwhile around the peninsula, pretty light to more moderate rainfall following around the san bruno area and burlingame. look at edge mar pacifica. heavy rain offshore. ready to push onshore. we have a gap in the precipitation from san mateo
all the way into sunnyvale. in fact let's confirm this with our live weather camera looking out towards san jose. it is the calm before the storm. temperatures currently into the 50s. the winds have been increasing. that's the other side of this story today. flash flood warning in effect for the red highlighted areas. when you have a warning, that means the flooding is taking place right now. use caution heading out the door. the yellow highlighted areas, 8 million people experiencing a flash flood watch through the weekend. that means you. be very careful of driving in and around the bay area this weekend. 13-mile-an-hour winds at this hour in hayward. 23 sfo. so far, no reports of airport delays but that will change. 28 in the oakland area. 10-mile-an-hour winds in napa. but these winds will be increasing on seashore and into the highest elevations of the bay area. so we are anticipating 50-mile- an-hour wind gusts therefore wind advisory in place through saturday. okay. yesterday, the front stalled over the bay area producing over 4" of rain in venado.
now, behind it is the core of the center of the area of low pressure. lots of instability associated with that so i cannot rule out a chance of thunderstorms throughout the day today. then look at that, that's what's going to affect your weekend and cancel all those baseball games around the bay area. okay. here's your friday. heavy rain through now. behind it there's the instability with on-again, off- again showers all the way in through the evening commute. then here comes your saturday. interest there is it is the front blasting through the north bay by the lunch hour. there's your evening around the bay area on saturday. and then look what happens sunday. you wake up to raindrops on the rooftops. and you have hit-and-miss scattered showers throughout the day into monday. very soggy conditions on top of saturated soil. there will be more flooding over the weekend. we're talking about an additional 2.5" of rain in santa rosa. about 1.5" in the santa clara valley approaching that in the east bay as well. 1.5" of rain in pacifica by monday morning. winter storm warning, i cannot remember the last time i said 4 feet of snow!
down to 5,000 feet elevation. you will need chains. you will need to monitor the weather if you are driving in and out of the tahoe area. there's your sun-up and sundown. forget about it. you're not going to see sunrise today. 50s and 60s in your afternoon highs today. this is a very active el nino weather pattern rain each and every day through monday. we'll all welcome the drying out period on tuesday through thursday. that is our "eye on the storm." and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, was it one and done for the cal bears in the pac-12 tournament? and a raiders shopping spree continues. who signed on the dotted line. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the latest el nino storm is pounding the bay area right now... this is a live look the russian river -- which expected to burst it's banks tomorrow. we' the latest el nino storm is pounding the bay area right now. and this is a live look at the russian river. it's expected to flood tomorrow. we'll have a full wrap-up from
jackie ward in just a few minutes. good morning, everybody. since we are in an election year, i am campaigning actively for calfresh man jaely brown to stay three more years. in fact, he might be the next democratic nominee in 2020. >> would raise a lot of money for go green organizations. pretty intense class, 20-page final. the stuff i learned in that class i'll probably take with me for the rest of my life and it's a good class and education in the summertime and i found it interesting. >> brown is an accomplished chess player hoping to checkmate oregon state in the pac-12 tournament last night. 17-5 at one point. they made it a game. bears four points. matthews no, rabb yes. the freshman scores a career- high 21 points of the bears win 76-68. they will get utah later today. and nfl the raiders continue their off season bonanza by signing cornerback sean smith. four-year deal, $20 million
guaranteed. he has 10 interceptions in seven years. he was suspended last year with kansas city for dui. now, don't you just hate it when your phone doesn't get any service? this guy needed a signal so bad, he climbed the mountain at the angels spring training stadium at tempe which got me to think, what if there was a baseball game where no cell phones were allowed! i call it no cell phone day and it could be coming to at&t park this year. i'm dennis o'donnell. have a great weekend. lakers... second quarter... i don't know, dennis. i don't think it will ever happen. play of the day, we have cavs and lakers. 2nd quarter j.r. smith off the backboard. watch lebron fly in for the flush. james showing off in his final game against kobe bryant. bryant hit 26. two more than lebron.
but cleveland got the victory and our play of the day. it's 6:25. a hostage situation comes to a peaceful end thanks to a bay area man who put himself in danger to help. >> reporter: the russian river is growing. this part of the water didn't even exist as of a couple of weeks ago. that's why there's a flood warning here. we'll bring you the details from guerneville next. ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
area keeping an eye on the storm's effects. jackie ward is in guerneville and anne makovec is in san francisco where major flooding is almost a certainty in both areas. but first, let's check the current conditions with roberta. >> good morning. we are calling on our live hi- def doppler radar because it has been so active throughout the morning especially in the north bay again adding injury to insult. yesterday we saw over 4.5" of rain in the north bay and this morning, it's raining again. this is our hi-def doppler radar. what we're looking at at this particular time the shades of yellow. that is a moderate rainfall. the shades of orange is the heaviest downpours that's happening in the north bay and also around the seashore at this hour. anywhere from rohnert park to petaluma you have the heavy rain. glen ellen to sonoma you, too have those heavy raindrops on your rooftops. take a look at highway 1. half moon bay, pacifica, montera, moss beaches all under the gun with heavy rain. we see the moderate rainfall
right now around emeryville into oakland. it's drifting into the tri- valley and should be raining in danville within the next 30 minutes. south bay no precipitation. we'll have brief periods of hev throughout the day today in all areas. some gusty winds as well up to 50 miles per hour. flash flood watch for that huge area of yellow about 8 million people will feel the effects of ponding on the roads all the way through the weekend. meanwhile, those areas of red, that's where flooding is occurring right now in portions of the north bay so we have a flash flood warning in effect for those places. sfo two hours 29 minutes delays on some arriving flights due to heavy rainfall that's taking out our signal and our live shot at that particular time. gusty winds in oakland at 28 miles per hour. 7-mile-per-hour winds in vallejo but those wind speeds will increase and that's why the national weather service has issued a wind advisory through tomorrow. boy, along the coast and see that blue highlighted area? you will experience in the highest elevations wind gusts
to 50 miles per hour all the way from today through the weekend. there will be downed trees and downed power lines. you will be inconvenienced in the bay area with the cancellation of outdoor activities like baseball games. the rain will fall through monday. if it makes a difference, our highs today into the 60s. we'll have your complete "eye on the storm" forecast coming up at 48 minutes after the hour. right now, in napa county this intersection at highway 121 and 12 still shut down because of all the flooding on the roads. the rain is still coming down up north. so there's no word on when it will re-open. that's not the only part of the bay area experiencing some flooding. kpix 5's jackie ward is at the overflowing russian river. >> reporter: i'm standing in about a foot of water and we're on the edge of the russian river. it's hard to imagine there was no water last year. you could walk across it last
year. starting off in the month of march, this river was only 6 feet high. yesterday, it went from 15 to 22 feet high. so people in this area are on guard. they are getting ready for this flood warning to take effect. and they are a little more prepared than they have been in years past. we actually have video from the last time there was a major flood of the russian river back in the 1997 el nino when water levels hit 45 feet. the most recent record is held by the 1986 winter when water levels reached 49.5 feet. so today through the night the nws expects the river will start flowing at its lowest level at 32 feet. steady rains pounded the north bay all day yesterday causing this mud slide in forestville. it was one of several in the area. mud, rocks and other debris block summer home park road for hours. even though many homes here are now elevated on stilts, people who live in guerneville are bracing themselves and their homes for the flood. it could be a crit -- it could
be a crit tal time for them. >> i packed up my office and moved it up three flight of stairs. >> so you moved but just higher up inside the home? >> yeah. it's elevated, two stories. so if floodwaters reach that, then this whole town is going to be in trouble. >> reporter: so to break down the timing of this in a little more detail, the russian river where we are this morning is expect to crest 34 feet around 9 a.m. tomorrow. and if we take a look at the napa river, that should crest just over 17 feet by 2 p.m. this afternoon. so where i'm standing i doubt i would be able to stand here at this time tomorrow morning. right now, we'll send things down to anne makovec. she is in san francisco for us checking out the roads. >> reporter: good morning. a light rain right now in san francisco. it would be all weekend long end up seeing flooding on the roads. things are moving very smoothly right now. you can see 280 here behind me. but you know how it goes. once see this roadway sort of ponding up, that's when you
have the possibility of hydroplaning so that could make a mess of the commute. again so far, not the best. take a look at this video. we shot it last evening. this is of alemany boulevard. it's very close to where i'm standing right now. they had to shut down alemany for a while. it just -- this is in south san francisco by the way. a stretch of -- it had to be closed down for a while. drains couldn't keep up with the downpours. we'll see more of those. other concern right now for a lot of people, powe outages. hundreds of people are without power. we'll see a repeat of this. the winds are a big factor today. that's when you see the possibility of power lines, trees falling and we have had a lot of people hundreds without power on and off throughout the last 24 hours. so be peeped for that and get your chargers ready. make sure everything is ready for any potential outages that we might be seeing. live in pacifica, anne makevoc, kpix 5.
right here now. [ chainsaw sound ] >> this san francisco tree split into three pieces yesterday. it fell on a parked car. the employee who owns it says he will be using his clipper card this weekend. >> that's my car under the tree. now i will be taking public transportation for a few days. i'm not sure, maybe -- not sure if it's undriveable and i think there's a branch actually inside the engine. >> firefighters say the wind likely caused the tree to come crashing down. no one was hurt. several sonoma county schools are playing it safe because of the flooding. school closures today include harmony elementary school, salmon creek charter school, guernevilleville school and monte rio union elementary school. >> some people are staying home interest work. >> that's right. the freeways are busy but not a lot of accidents coming and this morning we're seeing less traveled areas.
we have one wreck right now in effect. it's westbound 92 just before the toll plaza. a couple of cars tangled up. there's at least one lane blocked as you work your way through there. so causing a bit of a backup off 880 over to the san mateo bridge. but once you get on the bridge, it's 18 minutes. you're seeing flashing lights where the accident s they have it over to the side of the road. 18 minutes 880 to 101 for your drive time. so you're still moving slightly slower than it was about maybe 10 to 15 minutes ago. other than that as you work your way southbound 880 expect sluggish conditions hayward into fremont. westbound 80 stop-and-go conditions. 15 miles per hour westbound out
of richmond into berkeley. 25 minutes your drive time. thanks. it may soon get a lot more difficult for young people to buy tobacco products in california state senate approved raising the legal age to 21 but governor brown has to sign it still. if it does become law it would make california the second state after hawaii to raise the legal smoking age to 21. >> it's probably going to be better that we do raise it. maybe a lot of the younger kids will be less inclined to smoke because it becomes a hassle for them. >> business owners say it will hurt their bottom line because younger smokers make up 30% of their customers. more than 100 cities across the country have raised the smoking age including healdsburg and san francisco mayor lee will sign the legislation this morning. the san francisco law will start june 1. a large commercial building
in los angeles is a total loss after it erupted in flames. nearly 150 firefighters were called to the scene last night. part of the front wall collapsed and the roof caved in. the fire was out after a little more than two hours. no one was hurt. a toddler in san jose is safe this morning after she was kidnapped at gunpoint by her father. it happened yesterday afternoon in the city's willow glen area. police were able to rescue the child and reunite her with her mother. officers credit a neighbor who blocked the man's car with his own pickup so he couldn't escape. >> lady across the street from me came running out said that her ex-husband was trying to take her baby away from her. you're not leaving nowhere with anybody's baby. >> seven hours later s.w.a.t. team members arrested the man without shots being fired. police say the child's mother and father were about to finalize their divorce. it is 6:39 on this wet friday. a move from utah lawmakers says environmentalists in the bay
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brentwood. we have delays at sfo two hours and 28 minutes. up to santa rosa rain caused the roof of this kmart store to collapse. no one was injured in yesterday morning's incident. part of the store shut down until inspection. sunnyvale based yahoo's embattled ceo wants to keep her job and comments during an interview last night with charlie rose. >> joining us now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of pressure on marissa mayer these days as a number of influential shareholders want her out. no matter what happens, as yahoo's board considers a number of alternatives in selling all or parts of yahoo, the company goes under a restructuring process at the same time. mayer says she likes her job and likes to think that she would be part of any strategic change that may happen although she says at the same time yahoo
will honor its commitment to shareholders. yahoo shares are on the rise this morning. so is the price of oil. oil really has been coming back in recent weeks up about 15% over the past couple of weeks. the international energy agency says that it appears that oil has bottomed out as far as pricing goes right now. but says it's not quite out of the clear and probably won't see equilibrium in the market until 2017. stock market off to a good start for this friday. let's take a look at the big board and see how we're doing. so far pretty impressive with the dow up 185. nasdaq up 50. s&p higher by 20 points. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. the feds are mounting a new offensive in their battle with apple over an iphone encryption. the government filed a brief blasting the company and the u.s. attorney general took to national tv to make her case to the public. kpix 5's kiet do is live in
cupertino with the latest development in the dispute. kiet. >> reporter: yes, good morning. these two giants continue to slug it out in public. the government now admitting that mistakes were made when they vote the pass code to the iphone of the san bernardino shooter. but they are saying that it did not harm the investigation. now, this goes completely against what apple has said earlier and that had that pass code not been resets their engineers could have used a well-known technique to trick iphone back up into backing its content to the cloud where feds could see it. the feds mocked apple's arguments that hacking into the iphone would create a back door that would weaken secure for products saying, quote, apple desperately wants, apple desperately needs this case not to be about one isolated iphone. agents found that iphone on shooter syed farook after he and his wife killed 14 people in a terrorist attack last year. attorney general loretta lynch continued public pressure by appearing on the late show with stephen colbert. >> what we're asking them to do is help us disable the
password erase function that basically wipes the phone if you guess the password wrong after 10 times. we'll try and get into the phone. we'll extract the evidence under the court order that we have gotten. it's very narrow and focused. >> reporter: apple has said hacking that iphone would create a back door that could then be abused by crooks and create a dangerous precedent. other countries or agencies could then pressure apple to do the same for them. apple senior vice president and general counsel said: everybody should be aware because it seems like disagreeing with the department of justice means you must be evil and anti-american. nothing could be further from the truth. the next court hearing is march 22 in southern california. live in cupertino, kiet do, kpix 5. trains with toxic coal could be passing through oakland if utah lawmakers get their way. utah's legislature passed a bill yesterday to invest $53 million in taxpayer money toward building a coal export terminal in oakland. tons of coal would go through the city.
utah's governor will sign the plan. the oakland city council may block the coal deal. despite all the rain out there, gianna says things have slowed down. >> people have been paying attention to taking it slower or calling in sick, taking the day off? it's "friday light." what we have at the san mateo bridge was an accident blocking lanes. it's now over to the side of the roadway so traffic is actually moving a little better across the span now as you work your way towards the san mateo bridge a couple of cars tangled up. still activity off to the side to the bottom of the screen there so it's slow just past there. 17 minutes from one side of the span to the other. so from 880 to highway 101. it's doing okay as far as drive times. here's the eastshore freeway. we sluggish conditions. not stop-and-go. just a little slow as you work your way westbound out of
richmond into berkeley a little slow near hercules. 47 miles per hour so you're still moving but again you're going to see slower speeds towards the bay bridge. but your drive times not as bad as on monday through thursday. 28 minutes westbound 80 carquinez bridge to the maze. be careful towards the bay bridge. metering lights are on. here's 880 right now both directions not seeing any troubles right now northbound clear all the way through oakland there southbound looking good at least through this portion. you will see brake lights around hayward but that's typical for the morning drive. and don't forget tonight though, trail blazers are in town taking on the warriors at 7:30. so busy conditions expected on 880 as everyone heads over to oracle. pescadero highway 1 at bean hollow this traffic alert is still in effect both directions still completely shut down as they clear this accident. a vehicle hit a tree. they are hoping to clear it shortly. flooding in effect 12 at 121 all labors blocked. but check your drive through livermore. so far it's very light.
westbound 580 to 680. here's roberta. let's do that. good morning, everybody. time to check in with our weather watcher at 6:49. weather watchers, these are people around our microclimates with weather stations, so advantageous on a day like today because they can report information to me from particular neighborhoods. for example, right over here, 57 degrees so says joe. joe in san jose. what does he have to say this morning? he has not seen any rain in the past 4 hours. that will change today, joe. meanwhile, let's check that. 52 degrees lindsey in pacifica and, sir, thank you so much for checking in this morning he has to say a gentle but persistent rain. let's check that out. our live hi-def doppler radar does indicate we do have the light rain in the pacifica area but let's zoom in on what we see happening some moderate to heavy downpours. moderate rainfall around the san mateo bridge crossing. and then we have some moderate to heavy downpours from inverness pretty much into the
yountville area. we have some pretty moderate rain that's just developed around the brentwood and story bay area. this is the golden gate bridge. gusty winds today. we are currently in the 50s with that flash flood warning in effect for the red highlighted areas. when you have a warning that means the flooding is taking place right now and that's occurring in the north bay. that yellow highlighted area all 8 million of us living in the bay area, flash flood watch through the weekend. 23-mile-per-hour wind speeds at sfo. 2 hours and 28 minutes in delays on some arriving flights. the winds are light to the north but that will change. that's why we have a wind advisory in effect. 50-mile-per-hour winds in the higher elevations at times. there will be downed trees today in throughout the weekend. yesterday, it was the front that passed through and then stalled through the bay area.
4 inches of rain in venado outside of healdsburg now we have the core of the center of the area of low pressure. that right there, that's going to affect your weekend. okay. let's walk through your futurecast. you can play along at home. this is lunch hour. the heaviest rain moving through now scattered spotty showers throughout the day today in the evening commute. here comes your saturday morning. you wake up and say, hey, we're okay. no. that's that low i was referring to out over the pacific ocean that slices across the bay area during the afternoon hours canceling all those baseball games for kids around the bay area. and then here's your sunday. you wake up in the rain and it's hit-and-miss scattered showers throughout the whole day. it's a rainout for your sunday. and then lingering showers into your monday. as far as your rainfall totals are concerned, about 2.5" will fall across the north bay between now and on monday. winter storm warning in effect up to 4 feet of snow in the high sierra. it will snow in heavenly.
giving people options based on their budget is pretty edgy... kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase. whatever. i'm jackie ward in guerneville standing in part of the russian river that didn't even exist as of a few months ago. in fact, last summer you could walk across this riverbed so to give you some perspective. the beginning of this month, the river was only 6 feet high. just yesterday, it was up to 22 feet. the wind and rain are picking up quite a bit here in guerneville so people are on guard for this flood warning in effect. they are better prepared than even a few years ago.
let's take you back though to 1997, 1998. the russian river reached water levels of 45 feet. the record still holds from the 1986 winter when water levels reached 49.5 feet. yesterday there was a mud slide in forestville one of several in the area so mud, rocks and other debris blocked summer home park road for hours. the russian river is expected to crest at 34 feet around 9:00 tomorrow morning.and if we take a look at the napa river, that should crest just over 17 feet by 2 p.m. this afternoon. people are getting ready for the flood to take effect opinioned the water will increasingly rise. already, i'm in about a foot of water. we're on the edge of the river so i can only imagine how high it will go. in guerneville, jackie ward, kpix 5. i'm anne makovec live in
san francisco where the raindrops are getting bigger. i'm at the 101/280 split and traffic is jamming up which we often see at this time of the morning. but the possibility of a ponding on the roads is real this morning. so leave some extra time for your commute. this video on ail main any boulevard. there was flooding here last night on alemany boulevard. this is just under 280 in south san francisco, a stretch had to be closed down for a while. drains couldn't keep up with the downpours. we'll see more of those. other concern right now for a lot of people, powe outages. hundreds of people are without power. when you see the rain and winds, that's always a possibility. live in pacifica, anne makevoc, kpix 5. looking from the live shot looks like that morning commute is in full swing. busy conditions on the san mateo bridge activity on the left side as they clear this accident. but still sluggish 20 minutes now 880 over to 101 across the
span. speeds dipping on the eastshore freeway connecting over to the bay bridge this morning. metering lights are on. within the last 10 minutes drive times increase 30 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. westbound 580 brake lights, as well. 880 near oakland so far not too bad. though it is raining in that area. >> live hi-def doppler radar does confirm that. gianna, we have moderate to heavy downpours from san francisco to the santa cruz mountains to the north of the golden gate bridge from inverness to yountville. if you are not having rain now, you will. flash flood warning in effect for the red highlighted areas which means a warning means the flooding is taking place. otherwise, flash flood watch for the entire yellow highlighted area about 8 million people here in the bay area exercise caution all weekend long. in addition, wind advisory posted for the blue highlighted areas anywhere south of the san francisco area wind gusts to 50 miles per hour. we are in the 50s going up to highs today in the 60s chance
of a thunderstorm, as well. rainy all weekend. >> a lot going on. thanks for watching. >> yeah. we are going to leave you with a live look at the russian river. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's friday, march 11th, 2016, welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump scores another endorsement from a former rival. but the billionaire faces questions about violence at his valleys. deadly flooding forces thousands from their homes. in louisiana, a levee could break at any moment. the wounded warriors project fires its top two executives after cbs news reveals lavish spending by the veterans charity. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. we are all in this together. we are going to come up with